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A Statistical Analysis of the U.S. News and World Report's Honor Roll List of Best Hospitals Via County Mortality Rates

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2016
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With the widespread use of the internet, information regarding medical facilities and practices has never been easier to obtain. This convenience may often prove beneficial, but using the internet to research topics regarding one's own health creates a potential for risks. This research addresses these concerns by studying the annual Honor Roll list of hospitals, a listing published each year by the U.S. News and World Report that ranks the best medical facilities in the country. To accomplish this, we aimed to analyze the relationship between the hospitals listed on the Honor Roll and the mortality rates of the counties in which each hospital is located. Upon completion of this research, we were unable to find a significant difference between mortality rates of counties with Honor Roll hospitals and those without.
Title: A Statistical Analysis of the U.S. News and World Report's Honor Roll List of Best Hospitals Via County Mortality Rates.
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Name(s): Evans, Brian
McGovern, Warren W.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 37 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: With the widespread use of the internet, information regarding medical facilities and practices has never been easier to obtain. This convenience may often prove beneficial, but using the internet to research topics regarding one's own health creates a potential for risks. This research addresses these concerns by studying the annual Honor Roll list of hospitals, a listing published each year by the U.S. News and World Report that ranks the best medical facilities in the country. To accomplish this, we aimed to analyze the relationship between the hospitals listed on the Honor Roll and the mortality rates of the counties in which each hospital is located. Upon completion of this research, we were unable to find a significant difference between mortality rates of counties with Honor Roll hospitals and those without.
Identifier: FA00003668 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2016.
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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Is Part of Series: FAU Honors Theses Digital Collection.

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